Globacom, Nigeria’s National Telecom Carrier, has introduced three new International Direct Dial (IDD) Packs, which considerably reduced the cost of international calls.
One of the new packs, tagged Combo Pack 1, comes at a rental rate of N100 with bundled airtime of N100 and a call rate of 14k per second to United States, Canada, India, China and fixed lines only in United Kingdom. The package comes with 7 days validity for the bundled airtime.
The second package, dubbed ‘Combo Pack 2’, has a 15-day validity for the bundled airtime at a rental rate of N200 with bundled airtime of N200 and a call rate of 13k per second for calls to the United States of America, Canada, India, China and fixed lines only in United Kingdom.
Combo Pack 3 has a rental rate of N500 with N500 bundled airtime, while calls to United States, Canada, India, China and United Kingdom (Fixed lines only) are fixed at 10k per second. It has 30 days validity for the bundled airtime.
Speaking on the offer, the Chief Commercial Director, Globacom, Mr. Ajay Mathur, said the company was delighted to launch the Combo IDD Packs as they offered customers attractive rates to call specific countries as applicable. He emphasized that the IDD Packs offer lower IDD call rates to customers once they subscribe to the service.
Mathur stated that subscribers wishing to opt for any of the new packs should dial *170*23# for Combo Pack 1 which is the N100 pack, *170*24# for Combo Pack 2, the N200 pack and *170*25# for Combo Pack 3, the N500 pack.
“The new IDD Packs will make international calls cheaper for our esteemed subscribers as they offer the most competitive rates for international calls,” he added.
According to him, “cost effective communication is imperative now that the world is truly a global village with people either living, working or vacationing in various part of the globe. Globacom has consistently brought innovation and quality service delivery to its subscribers since the company rolled out in 2003. The IDD package is not an exemption.”
He described the new IDD packs as the easiest and most affordable means of making international calls, and called on subscribers on the Globacom network to take advantage of the new IDD rates which are as low as 10k per second.
Mathur added that the offer is permanent and without any time limit.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Femi Oduntan, Head of Business Development, Glo Gateway, said Globacom is the only operator in Nigeria that has a fully dedicated International Gateway that ensures premium voice quality on all international routes.
He noted that the company’s armoured Glo 1 submarine cable which links Nigeria to West Africa, United Kingdom with dedication extension to the US and the rest of the world, has provided enormous bandwidth and brought in a new era of prosperity in the ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) sector in Nigeria.